Department of Health & Wellness Promotion
Detroit Vital Records Transferred to Wayne County
Beginning in 2014, individuals must obtain Detroit birth and death certificates through the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion closed its Vital Records Division permanently in December 2013.
Individuals may obtain birth and death records in person or by mail.
Individuals will be able to obtain Detroit birth and death certificates at 640 Temple Street – 6th floor with same-day service. Parking will be free.
Individuals may send requests for Detroit certificates by mail to the Office of the Wayne County Clerk – City of Detroit Vitals, 640 Temple Street – 6th Floor, Detroit, MI 48201.
ALL mail requests must be sent in letter form, and include the signature, return address, and phone number of the individual requesting a record. A photocopy of the requestor’s ID must be included with ALL birth record requests. Payment by money order (made out to The Wayne County Clerk’s Office) must be with all requests. The cost for the first certified copy of a birth or death record is $22, and $7 for any additional copies.
Individuals may also obtain birth and death certificates through the State of Michigan Vital Records Office
By Phone: (517) 335-8666
By Mail: P.O. Box 30721, Lansing, MI 48909
For additional information on how to obtain a Detroit birth or death certificate via the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, visit http://www.waynecounty.com/clerk/birth_certificates.htm
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